Find below an email from ICC Board Member Younes Zangiabadi asking Amazon to remove a hateful shirt from its platform:
My name is Younes Zangiabadi and I am a board member at the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC). The ICC is an advocacy organization that represents the interests of the Iranian Canadian community in Canada.
I am writing to you to express my deep concerns, on behalf of our members, regarding an item that is being sold with racist and offensive notions against the members of our community and the Iranian community at large at your website. This T-shirt perpetuates and facilitates the spread of hate, violence, and Iranophobia and discriminates based on nationality.
With respect to Amazon's policy on banning “items that Amazon deems offensive,” which include products “that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.“, I am asking for the immediate removal of this item from your website.
Amazon has a history of acting against racist propaganda on its website, we hope the immediate and permanent suspension of this seller serves as another example that Amazon does not offer a platform for racism and have zero-tolerance policy towards violence.
I look forward to hearing from you,